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Wang Yi offers condolences over deaths of Iranian president, foreign minister

BEIJING, May 20 (APP): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday expressed condolences over the unfortunate deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter accident.

While meeting the press with Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu in Astana, Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the Chinese side offers sincere condolences to their relatives, the Iranian government and the people, CGTN reported.

Wang said President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian have made important contributions to promoting the development of China-Iran relations and friendly regional cooperation.

Noting that China has provided assistance for Iran’s rescue efforts, and will continue to offer necessary support, Wang said it is believed that the Iranian government and people will have the ability to survive this difficult moment.
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